A series of vignettes, in which Noel-Noel appears as the moderator, lecturer, commentator and leading actor, that examine the bores and pests of everyday life much like Pete Smith and ...
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A series of vignettes, in which Noel-Noel appears as the moderator, lecturer, commentator and leading actor, that examine the bores and pests of everyday life much like Pete Smith and Robert Benchley had done for years in American short subjects. Among those are the Practical Joker who will do anything for a laugh; the Party Entertainer who never stops singing; the Talkative Neigbor who forgets the time; the noisy neighbors who dance the tango all night; and women drivers, people who telephone at meal time, the friend you never saw before and amatuer medical experts. Much use of trick photography, montages, puppets and animation along with some adult Gallic wit and gentle satire. The title was changed to "The Spice of Life" when it was released in the USA in 1953.Written by
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It was the first movie I saw after the war and I have never laughed so much. It is a real fine comedy, and you'll find the types of annoying characters described everywhere. Noel-Noel is a very fine actor, and he plays with tact and psychology, a very expressive figure. Jean Tissier is also a nice actor playing a kind of people trying to persuade the others without being sure of himself at the same time. It is a genre wherein the french movies are excellent : it describes scenes of common life, with humor and accuracy. Everybody has encountered such situations.
I would like to be able to have a copy of that movie on CD or tape or video to see it again, but how would that be possible ?
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